Hail Mary

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This is a straight forward setting of the famous prayer spoken by the angel Gabriel to Mary in the bible.  I’ve always enjoyed songs that change key as part of the song structure (as opposed to simply modulating to another key on the last chorus as a way of sustaining interest), and this one does that very well.  There is also a little lyrical nod to Schubert’s “Ave Maria” in the last line of the song.